Great Valley School District is committed to obtaining the highest quality products and services at the best prices while ensuring that our ethical business practice and compliance are within the Pennsylvania School Code, federal and state laws, and our school board policies. Procurement of products and services is done through a combination of competitive bids, requests for proposals, and purchasing consortiums.
The bid and quotation thresholds are established by Pennsylvania State Law through the Department of Labor and Industry and the consumer price index adjustments. Effective January 1, 2020, purchases for supplies, equipment, repairs, and construction between $11,300 and $21,000, require three quotes, and purchases over $20,600 require a formal public bid.
For Current Bid and Request for Proposal Opportunities please select the link below.
Current Bid and RFP Opportunities
Cooperative Purchasing Agreements
Commonwealth Procurement Code Title 62, §1902, Intergovernmental Relations Cooperative Purchasing, allows participation in cooperative purchasing agreements procured through public entities. Cooperative Purchasing Agreements are competitively bid local, regional, state, and national contracts that financially assist the district by increasing its purchasing power through volume leveraging and improved operating efficiencies by streamlining the bidding and purchasing process.
GVSD is approved to participate in the following purchasing consortiums:
Intermediate Unit Contracts:
- Chester County Intermediate Unit
State and Regional Consortiums Contracts:
- COSTARS program contract
- CPS IU13 - Collaborative Purchasing Solutions
- PATTAN – Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network
- Upper Merion Area School District – Milk bid
- Buy Board
- Federal Schedule 70 & GSA – US General Services Administration
- KPN- Keystone Purchasing Network through CSIU
- National IPA – National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance
- PEPPM – Technology Bidding and Purchasing Program CSIU
- U.S. Communities
For questions or concerns, please call (610) 889-2125, ext. 52142.